2019-07-10: Social Media Postees

Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection
Ociel Alí López | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-10
Venezuelanalysis — Guaido's uprising is going through its terminal phrase. He does not yet appear to have reached his end as leader, as he still produces and consolidates an important consensus among the opposition. What has decisively failed is his attempt to form a government without elections with the backing of the hawks in Washington. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…

Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Wednesday denounced that the U.S. President Donald Trump administration is seeking to "destroy" the negotiations being carried out by President Nicolas Maduro's delegates and the Venezuel…

Climate Change Is a Poor People's Issue
Mallika Khanna | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
A cemetery in Taft, Louisiana, in the shadow of a petrochemical plant. The area is known as "Cancer Alley." (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Venezuelan Constituents Reject UN Human Rights Report
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
10 de julio de 2019, 02: 57Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) MP Mercedes Gutierrez has rejected on Wednesday the report presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

Venezuela Denounces US Intention to Sabotage Political Dialogue
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza charged on Tuesday that US authorities are trying to sabotage the political dialogue between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition, which is taking place in Barbados.

Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest
Judy Greenspan | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…

Venezuela Denounces US Intention to Sabotage Political Dialogue
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza charged on Tuesday that US authorities are trying to sabotage the political dialogue between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition, which is taking place in Barbados.

Venezuela and International Law
Urs P. Gascha | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.

Ecuador: 33rd Return to Homeland Flight to Depart for Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Quito, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The 33rd flight of the Return to Homeland Plan, implemented by the Venezuelan Government, will depart from Ecuador on Wednesday, carrying 90 repatriates.

Venezuela Benefits 80 Percent of Vulnerable Families with Houses
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) About 80 percent of 2,700,000 homes built to date by Venezuela"s Great Housing Mission (GMVV) are assigned to low-income families.

Venezuela's Creditors Dismiss Guaido's Debt Restructuring Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
International creditors holding Venezuelan debt pushed back on Juan Guaido's restructuring plans Tuesday, adding to a series of ongoing national and international setbacks for the opposition lawmaker. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reveals Evidence of Widespread Juan Guaido-led Corruption | Urging for a different "framework for talks and improved communications" investors holding defaulted bonds seemed to have jumped out of Guaido's ship and now are instead hop…

90 Venezuelans Return Home from Ecuador with "Return Home" Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Venezuela's Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday that a total of 90 Venezuelans will return to their country, after having lived in Ecuador. Through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria ('Return To The Homeland') program, these nationals will reach Venezuelan soil. | RELATED: | Venezuela Welcomes Home 91 Citizens from the Dominican Republic | The head of the state airline Conviasa, Ramon Velazquez Araguayan, said Saturday, "We've seen the quintupling of the number of co-nationals that want to…

China Calls on US Government To Drop Arms Sale to Taiwan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
China's foreign ministry called on the United States Tuesday to withdraw a potential US$2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action. | RELATED: | China Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Warns Against Intervention | Speaking in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said U.S. arms sales to Taiwan were a serious violation of international law and a "crude interference in China's internal affairs, harming China's sovereignty and security…

Deconstructing Elliott Abrams on Venezuela
Peter Bolton | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
On June 26, the Trump administration's so-called "Special Representative for Venezuela," Elliott Abrams gave a five-minute update to reporters about the development of the coup attempt against the government of Nicolas Maduro, followed by a brief Q&A session. The event, held at the US State Department in Washington, was textbook Abrams: full of lies, loaded…

At Sergio Moro's Suggestion, Brazil's Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Plotted to Leak Secret Evidence Aimed at Helping Venezuela's Opposition
Andrew Fishman | theintercept.com | 2019-07-09
An enemy of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with close ties to Brazilian prosecutors published leaked videos of depositions on the eve of gubernatorial elections.

'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-08
Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…

Venezuela: Dialogue Resumes in Barbados as Guaido Vows to Return to US-led Military Pact
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-08
Self-proclaimed "Interim President" walked back promises not to sit down with the government.

Venezuela: The Bachelet Lie
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner's 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela's National Holiday, 5 July, I saw that it makes hardly any reference to the deadly sanctions and blockades imposed by the United States. How is that possible? The High Commissioner for Human Right does not …

UN agencies welcome regional road map to help integrate 'continuing exodus of Venezuelans'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-08
A new road map adopted by Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help better integrate refugees and migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela into new host societies, drew a warm welcome from two UN agencies on Monday.

Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-07
Despite recognizing the negative impact of US sanctions, the report contains no recommendation for the measures to be lifted.

'Weaponizing human rights': UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-06
Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of…

Friday's Daily Brief: Sudan power-sharing deal welcomed, hope for Venezuela talks, Rohingya camps flooded, Libya airstrikes update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-05
Friday's main news stories include: Guterres welcomes Sudan power-sharing deal; six children are among 53 confirmed dead after Libya detention centre airstrikes; Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Rohingya camps; and Bachelet calls for "time and space" in Venezuela.

Venezuela: Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-05
One of the sectors hardest hit by Venezuela's economic crisis is the nation's LGBTI community. Lacking access to life-saving medicines and denied certain rights, activists say there is still much to be done within the revolution. | A recent report by the Washington-based Centre for Economic and Policy Research found that there are more than 300,000 people at risk of death in Venezuela due to a lack of access to medicines or treatment. This includes about 80,000 people living with HIV, many of whom are LGBTI or sexual and gender diverse — the term commonly used in Venezuela. | United States sanctions ha…

UN human rights chief 'hopeful' Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-04
"The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue": that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, during an address to the Human Rights Council, coinciding with the publication of a new UN report on Venezuela.

Reading Reuters between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-04
A critical reading between the lines of a Reuters article confirms that Washington has failed to cobble together a united opposition in Venezuela that is popular enough to win in the polls, likely signaling the end for Juan Guaido.

OPEC Speaks Out Against Venezuelan Oil Embargo as PDVSA Reroutes Exports to Asia
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-03
Unofficial data also indicates that oil production has climbed 26 percent in June to 1.1 million barrels per day.

US Sanctions Maduro's Son as Venezuela Discussed at G20
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-01
Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Juan Guaido to run in elections while Trump said he has "five different alternatives for Venezuela."

US-Saudi Energy Relations
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-01
In 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration, Saudi Arabia, following Russia, Iran and Qatar, had the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the country's natural gas reserves amounted to 304 trillion cubic meters. Most of Saudi Arabia's natural gas is consumed in the petrochemical sector …

UPDATED: Venezuelan Navy Captain Dies in State Custody, Maduro Orders Investigation
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-30
Acosta had been linked to an alleged coup plot in which he discussed assassinating President Nicolas Maduro.

In Haiti, Washington Meddling Missed by Press
Jane Regan | fair.org | 2019-06-29
Unlike Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, President Jovenel MoàØse is Washington's "man in Port-au-Prince." He was hand-picked by Michael "Sweet Mickey" Martelly, the previous Washington-approved president, and had pledged to follow his "Haiti Is Open for Business" neoliberal policies. Is that why corporate media are not calling for the replacement of the Haitian government?>…

'Hands off Venezuela' forum calls for solidarity
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-28
"We are resisting", is the answer that Venezuelan-Australian activist Eulalia Reyes receives when she speaks to friends and family back home. "Right now, international solidarity is so important for the Venezuelan people, who are fighting against US sanctions and threats of military intervention", she said. | Reyes was speaking at a "Hands off Venezuela" public meeting held at the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) offices on June 25. The forum addressed the current crisis in Venezuela and the US-led campaign for "regime change" against President Nicolas Maduro. | The meeting opened with an Acknowledgement of Cou…

Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup Plot Foiled
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-27
Plans allegedly included the assassination of President Maduro.

Abrams Welcomes Venezuela's Former Intelligence Chief to the US, Reaffirms Trump's Commitment to Ousting Maduro
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-26
The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to fracture it.

How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-25
The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…

UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-24
Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.

Venezuela: Popular Movements Mobilize to Demand Housing Self-Management
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-20
Popular movements want to build half of the houses planned by the national Housing Mission.

Venezuela's Guaido Investigated for Aid Embezzlement
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-19
Guaido's representative in the US, Carlos Vecchio, is also being accused of fraud in CITGO worth US $70 million.

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-06-17
On the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington, an Iranian protester holds a burning picture of President Donald Trump outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, 2018. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

From coup leaders to con artistry: Juan Guaidó's gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-17
An explosive new report reveals how Guaidó representatives in Colombia embezzled $125,000 meant for humanitarian aid, suckering deserting soldiers and…

Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido's Political Future
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-17
The big event that was supposed to be Guaido's watershed moment has instead turned out to be a public-relations failure far worse than his quickly quelled attempted military coup.

Guaido Staffers Accused of Embezzling Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Funds
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-17
Guaido envoys reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on upscale restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs.

Ottawa hires Hit Man to Overthrow Venezuelan Government
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-17
Meet the hired gun Ottawa is using to overthrow the Venezuelan government. The brazenness of Ottawa's intervention in the South American country's affairs is remarkable. Recently Global Affairs Canada tendered a contract for an individual to coordinate its bid to oust President Nicolás Maduro. According to buyandsell.gc.ca, the Special Advisor on Venezuela needs to be …

Reuters Must Answer for Burying This Venezuela Story
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-17
A new study reveals U.S. sanctions have taken a deadly toll, yet the news agency neglected to report on its findings for an entire month.

Venezuela to Repatriate 180 Venezuelans with Return to Homeland Plan
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
17 de junio de 2019, 16: 40Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will repatriate 180 Venezuelans from Peru this week through the government"s Plan Vuelta a la Patria (Return to Homeland) program, the Foreign Ministry announced in a press release on Monday.

Venezuelan Authorities Closed an Illegal Mining Camp
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan security agencies deactivated an illegal mining camp on the edge of La Paragua river, located in Guayana, Bolivar state, reported on Monday the Operational Strategic Commander, Remigio Ceballos.

Venezuela Creates Banking Mechanisms to Face US Blockade
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, June 17 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) has created on Monday mechanisms to deal with the US economic blockade with which they intend to choke the country by calling off accounts and the inability to trade with foreign organizations.

Venezuela Reveals Corruption Plots Led by Juan Guaido
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
17 de junio de 2019, 15: 57Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez presented new evidence that blames opposition leader Juan Guaido and theVoluntad Popular leadership for stealing money to commit crimes against Venezuela.

Russia Denies Existence of New Military Contract with Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Moscow, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected on Monday US versions on a supposed new military contract between this country and Venezuela and denounced Washington"s intentions to create pretexts for a military escalation.

Venezuelan Migrants Target of Exploitation, Venezuelan FM Denounces
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Monday that Venezuelan migrants are the target of precarious work and exploitation in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time
Celina della Croce | commondreams.org | 2019-06-16
Workers from Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, participate in an anti-imperialist march to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in front of the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela on January 31, 2019. The US slapped sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA in an attempt to cut off a vital source of funds. (Photo/YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…